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Kiowa County Signal - Kiowa County, KS
  • Greensburg municipal judge resigns

  • Ann L. Dixson the city’s appointed municipal judge offered her resignation to city officials on Monday.


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  • Ann L. Dixson the city’s appointed municipal judge offered her resignation to city officials on Monday.
    Dixson, the spouse of Greensburg Mayor Robert Dixson, has been the municipal judge for the past 15 years.
    In a letter to the city council, Dixson offered an explanation for her departure.
    “I believe the City of Greensburg is also at a point in time when the Court may need to have a greater role as you move forward with property ordinance enforcement issues and city traffic enforcement,” wrote Dixson. “I have given consideration to my increasing responsibilities in my job as District Magistrate Judge at the local and state level. I also have an expanding role as grandmother to 8 grandchildren and I continue to volunteer my time in community service roles and on the Greensburg Tree Board. I feel that it is time to allow the City to employ someone in the Judge’s position that will be able to dedicate themselves to this important role. I hereby resign from the position of Greensburg Municipal Judge. Please consider my resignation effective on June 4, 2012.”
    City Administrator Ed Truelove said he would begin working to find a replacement.
    “I’ll be working with city staff to find replacement candidates,” said Truelove. “I’m also going to work with the mayor to find an new mayor-appointed judge. It’s a good time since we don’t have a docket.”
    Kansas statute KSA 12-4105, which governs municipal judge qualifications, states that a municipal judge must be a citizen of the United States, a graduate of high school or secondary school and for cities not in the first class — Greensburg is a city in the third class — judges must be either an attorney regularly admitted to practice law in the State of Kansas, or pass a Kansas Supreme Court provided training course.

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